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1964 Corvette

Wheelbase: 98" Track: 56.25" Front / 57" Rear Height: 49.8" Coupe
Length: 175.1" Width: 69.6" Curb Weight: 3,125 lbs.
Tire Size: 6.70x15" Plant: St. Louis

The split window on the coupe was removed for 1964 as well as the hood trim panels, but the hood recesses remained. A three-speed fan was placed in the rear of Coupe models to improve ventilation; the fan pulled air through vents added to the drivers side roof panel. 1964 Seat backs are more square, and thicker at the top. From 1964 through 1967, Dow-Smith in Ionia, Michigan, a division of the A.O. Smith Company, supplied some Corvette bodies.

1964 Options:

Code

Description

Quantity

837 Base Corvette Sport Coupe 8,304
867 Base Corvette Convertible 13,925
898 Genuine Leather Seats 1,334
A01 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, All Windows 6,031
A02 Soft Ray Tinted Glass, Windshield 6,387
A31 Power Windows 3,706
C07 Auxiliary Hardtop (Convertible) 7,023
C48 Heater/Defroster Delete 60
C60 Air Conditioning 1,988
F40 Special Front and Rear Suspension 82
G81 Positraction Rear Axle 18,279
G91 Special Highway Axle Ratio 3.08:1 2,310
J50 Power Brakes 2,270
J56 Special Sintered Metallic Brake Package 29
J65 Sintered Metallic Brakes, Power 4,780
K66 Transistor Ignition System 522
L75 327ci 300hp Engine 10,471
L76 327ci 365hp Engine 7,171
L84 327ci 375hp Engine - Fuel Injection 1,325
M20 4 Speed Manual Transmission 19,034
M35 Powerglide Automatic Transmission 2,480
N03 36 Gallon Fuel Tank Coupe Only 38
N11 Offroad Exhaust System 1,953
N40 Power Steering 3,126
P48 Cast Aluminum Knock-Off Wheels 806
P91 Blackwall Tires 670x15 Nylon Cord 372
P92 Blackwall Tires 670x15 Rayon Cord 19,997
T86 Backup Lamps 11,085
U69
AM/FM Radio
20,934

Serial Numbers: 40837S100001 through 40837S122229

*For Convertibles, the 4th Digit in the serial number is a "6"

Suffix:

RC: 327ci, 250hp MT RT: 327ci 365hp MT, IG
RD: 327ci, 300hp MT RU: 327ci, 365hp MT, AC, IG
RE: 327ci, 365hp MT RX: 327ci, 375hp MT, IG
RF: 327ci, 375hp AT SC: 327ci, 250hp AT
RP: 327ci, 250hp MT, AC SD: 327ci, 300hp AT
RQ: 327ci, 300hp MT, AC SK: 327ci, 250hp AT, AC
RR: 327ci, 365hp MT, AC SL: 327ci, 300hp, AT, AC

MT=Manual Trans, AT=Automatic Trans, PS=Power Steering, AR= Air Injection Reactor, AC=Air Conditioning, AH=Aluminum Head, IG=Transistor Ignition

Base Engine: 327ci V8 250hp

Colors:

RPO

Exterior

Quantity

Soft Top

Wheels

Interior

900 Tuxedo Black 1,897 Bk/W/Bg Black BK/Si/R/W
912 Silver Blue 3,121 Bk/W/Bg Black BK/B/R
916 Daytona Blue 3,424 Bk/W/Bg Black Bk/Si/W
923 Riverside Red 5,274 Bk/W/Bg Black BK/R/W
932 Saddle Tan 1,765 Bk/W/Bg Black S/W
936 Ermine White 3,909 Bk/W/Bg Black BK/B/Si/R/S/W
940 Sebring Silver 2,785 Bk/W/Bg Black BK/B/R/Si/W

Abbreviations:

AB=Almond Beige, B=Blue, Bk=Black, Bg=Beige, C=Charcoal, Db=Dark Blue,

F=Fawn, S=Saddle, Si=Silver, W=White, R=Red, Bl=Blue, Tq=Turquoise

The last episode of TV's "Route 66" aired in 1964, and the show was canceled. Roger Penske raced a Grand Sport in Nassau against a vast and powerful Cobra opposition. His win established the last GM victory over the Ford powered Cobras for years to come.

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